Classic Lodges and Parks of the West
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The Classic Lodges & Parks of the West
The Classic Lodges & Parks of the West
11 Day Tour from Rapid City to Salt Lake City
You won’t need to summon Mr. Sandman on this tour through the American West. This national parks vacation is what dreams are made of. With overnight stays in the West’s legendary lodges, you’ll saw logs within the forested wonder of the nation’s most alluring landscapes. Enjoy two nights within the timber and stone beauty of the State Game Lodge at Custer State Park, two nights under the roofs of the cozy lodges of Yellowstone National Park, and two nights swathed in the rugged elegance of Jackson Rustic Inn Creekside Resort. Additional dream sights through South Dakota and Wyoming include Mount Rushmore, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Grand Teton National Park. After visiting the Old West towns of Deadwood and Cody – and spotting the buffalo, moose, elk, and other area locals – you’ll have no reason to count sheep on this classic lodges and national parks tour.
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Day 1 ARRIVE IN RAPID CITY
Welcome to Rapid City! At 6:30 pm, join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 RAPID CITY–BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK–CUSTER STATE PARK
RAPID CITY Orientation tour.
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park.
CUSTER STATE PARK Buffalo Safari and Chuckwagon Cookout.
Day 3 CUSTER STATE PARK. EXCURSION TO HOT SPRINGS & CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL
HOT SPRINGS Guided visit to the Mammoth Site and Museum.
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL Visit the monument and museum.
CUSTER STATE PARK Free time this evening.
Day 4 CUSTER STATE PARK–MOUNT RUSHMORE–DEADWOOD–SPEARFISH CANYON
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL Visit the memorial.
DEADWOOD Tour with a Local Guide. Scenic drive to Spearfish Canyon.
SPEARFISH CANYON Free time this evening.
Day 5 SPEARFISH CANYON–U-CROSS RANCH–CODY
Western Ranch lunch. Free time this afternoon before a scenic drive
across the Bighorn Mountains through Shell Creek Canyon to Cody.
CODY Free time this evening.
Day 6 CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
CODY Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of The West before driving to Yellowstone National Park.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.
Day 7 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park includes stops at Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pots, and more.
Day 8 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing.
JACKSON Sightseeing followed by free time this evening.
Day 9 JACKSON
JACKSON Free day.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jackson with a visit and lunch at the National Wildlife Museum of Art. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 10 JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY
JACKSON Farewell dinner this evening.
Day 11 SALT LAKE CITY
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
The Rushmore Hotel
The Rushmore Hotel Rapid City is a great place to rest after spending a busy day in Rapid City exploring everything the city offers. The Rushmore Hotel is an eco-friendly hotel representing sustainability in South Dakota. The rooms have a fun decor showcasing the beauty and flavor of South Dakota
State Game Lodge at Custer State Park
Located in Custer State Park, this historic Lodge is set in a beautiful mountain valley, surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest. Sit on the front porch and watch as bison and deer stroll across the lawn. A short drive to the area's attractions as well as Rapid City Airport. The Lodge has a restaurant, bar, gift shop, and Internet access. Activities in the park include a buffalo jeep safari, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.
Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Log structure, log timbers set over massive stone pillars - Heart of the Canyon. The main lodge, with heavy log walls & nature's artifacts, is open throughout every beautiful canyon season; Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Lodge at Deadwood
The Lodge at Deadwood offers Midwestern hospitality and spectacular views of the Black Hills. The hotel features comfortable guestrooms, two on-site restaurants, casino, fitness room, gift shop, water playland, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village - Cody
Located downtown, the Holiday Inn Cody is minutes away from local shops, restaurants, and attractions. Amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a gift shop, and 189 guestrooms.
Canyon Lodge - Yellowstone National Park
Canyon Lodge and Cabins is a sprawling facility, featuring the most accommodations in Yellowstone with more than 500 rooms and cabins. Canyon Lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. We will endeavor to secure your lodge of choice, however in the event space is not available an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured. Please note that all park accommodations are non-smoking and reflecting the natural surroundings of the park, rooms are not equipped with televisions, radios, air conditioning or Wi-Fi.
Old Faithful Inn - Yellowstone National Park
The most popular of the lodges, Old Faithful Inn is a national historic landmark. This rustic style lodge, was first built in 1904 and offers rustic charm, complete with a large lobby fireplace and shingled exterior. The lodge offer a full service restaurant, cafeteria, deli, and lounge for dining as well as a gift store and an activities desk. Old Faithful Inn is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside
The Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality. Outdoor enthusiasts and hedonists alike indulge in the lavishly appointed historic lodging accommodations and luxury log cabins.
Radisson Hotel Downtown Salt Lake City
The Radisson is located in downtown Salt Lake City near ample shopping, dining, and attractions. The hotel has concierge service, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, business center, restaurant, lounge, and room service.
2021 Dates June 10 -September 14.
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